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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 28, 2007 11:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: prayers needed!!

Hi

I wont be around for a few days, but I need everyone's prayers and/or well wishes.

I am entering re-hab either tonight or tomorrow morning and, to be honest, im a bit scared. But i need to do this - my 9 year old daughter looked at my girlfriend the other day and simply said "he does this to himself."

I am at rock bottom and probably sound like a total pussy right now. Any vibes you can send are appreciated. And Tito - have a ball with this man.

Thank You

Your friend Dire

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Poster: Scrim Date: Nov 28, 2007 4:35pm
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The Grateful Dead will pull you through every time you feel scared or lonely. Their music is a comforting blanket.

Be tough, and good luck with it all. You know it's going to get better, one day at a time.

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Poster: Stealz Date: Nov 28, 2007 11:49am
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Be well dire. I'm an alcoholic/addict who feels it's better to be scared to change everything about your life than it is to think it's gonna be a breeze to do so. I've been down this road and have been sober now for several 24 hrs. in a row. I truly mean it when I say, it does get better. Take care of yourself.

Remeber.... lie to everybody you want to, lie to your wife, children, lie to God if you think you need to but on this journey do NOT lie to yourself for one second. If you're not honest with yourself first and foremost everything else is already a lie.

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Poster: Tito&Smokey Date: Nov 28, 2007 11:55am
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i knew this dude was a loser drug addict..........i guess im right again.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:12pm
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yes i am

glad you are happy about this -

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:03pm
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Hey Tito - When will you realize that folks care about you too?

Ease-off man. When you are in the dumps, these guys will offer a helping-hand.

You may currently be a black-sheep, but if you were to make serious post, about real life, you'd feel the genuine good-nature of your forum friends.

Yes, even you Tito.

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:30pm
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:¬)

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Poster: Stealz Date: Nov 28, 2007 11:59am
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When are you wrong? Oh what fun....

Don't even have enough respect to not hi-jack the most serious post on this board today. Good for you.

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Poster: Tito&Smokey Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:07pm
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Stealz..your an addict to?NO WAY! Cant be! go figure

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Poster: mcglone Date: Nov 28, 2007 3:13pm
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just in from work... you were in my thoughts throughout the day. this IS awesome news, don. you're already stronger than you were this time yesterday or the day before. you'll make it, my good friend. we'll be here to embrace you as you come out the other side of this hell.

love, and healing vibes.

ian

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 28, 2007 3:27pm
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What better send off than that of two real friends hereabouts? DB & Mc.

God speed, Dire.

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Nov 29, 2007 7:51am
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Dire--
I just read your post this morning. I've been pretty much lurking of late--it's been a bit crazy in here. You are very much in my thoughts today. I've been sober nearly 3 1/2 years and my life has NEVER been better. After 30 years of addiction/alcoholism, I was going to lose the best things that ever came my way--my wife Diane and sons. I had lots of fun for many years, but it was no longer fun, and I was putting at risk every thing that was important in my life. I entered Kaiser's year long program, and it gave me a real solid foundation for my recovery. The most important thing for me has been finding a good meeting and getting there as often as I can. Don't let AA and the Steps scare you--it can be overwhelming at first, but it can save your life. All you have to do is Step One (which I think you already have): "Admitted we were powerless over alcohol and that our lives had become unmanageable." That's all that matters right now. You can do the others as you feel the need to. It is a very simple program when you get down to the basics of it: go to meetings and don't drink between meetings and your life WILL get better.
Sorry to get on the recovery soap box, but it saved my life in every way. You can do this Don. You have a huge heart and I know how much your family means to you. Do it for yourself, and everyone in your life will benefit.
I would be happy to post my e-mail if you would like to talk/correspond regarding living sober--it ain't always easy, but the rewards are immeasurable. Good luck and thoughts and prayers to you.
My name is Tom and I'm an alcoholic and an addict

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 28, 2007 11:33am
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you are already in them.

To the contrary, a pussy is someone who does not bother to face their problems head on, you my friend are being courageous. good luck.

larry

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:00pm
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thank you larry - i appreciate that

i'm still waiting to hear when i am to be admitted, but my office wife, girlfriend, and even my ex are being so supportive.

i hate feeling like this - i just couldnt do it on my own.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:07pm
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If this rehab goes as planned all of this...

"i hate feeling like this - i just couldnt do it on my own."

...goes away for good.

I am proud of you, my friend.

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Poster: Toadsmoker Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:41pm
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Make it work this time you pussy. And watch the Government Cherries they can get you into trouble.

GOOD LUCK DIRE.....

just kidding about the government....lol

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Dec 3, 2007 1:17pm
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Dire-
Having not been there, but standing by, and having been supportive to a wife who had been. I can say that you're doing the strong thing. Keep working at it. It doesn't really get easier. I wish you strength and fortitude.

Stagger.

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Poster: amosearle Date: Nov 28, 2007 6:31pm
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Dire- All the best.

The music sounds great with a clear mind.

If you'd like to hear a prayerful tune with no judgment, go to Johnlegend.com
- Click on the Listen topic
-select "show me"
Have the headphones on and relax for the five minutes.

Funny how this guy nails it. I would not normally listen to that stuff, but this is a GREAT song.

Look at the moon while you're making your changes, and we'll be looking up and thinking of you. You can do this and those who depend on you know you can as well as your friends here.

Peace and courage to you.

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: Nov 29, 2007 8:10am
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Good luck. If you need someone to sanitize your stash areas, let me know. I promise not to throw used tinfoil bowels over the fence like they did to me. Don't tell them your addicted to the internet either, and I wouldn't mention the shrunken pygmy foot collection in your attic, especially the ones with the nibble marks.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 28, 2007 1:04pm
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Excellent work, Dire; I know it's not your intention, and that this is damn serious business, but it goes to show the sincerity of the folks around here with but few exceptions and that sort of support is vital in such situations. Lost a brother to this just this past spring, and when you reached out to me then, it meant something. Small somethings add up.

It's going to be work--but it's the most important job you can do.

Safe journey, man.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 28, 2007 1:38pm
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Amen WT - I have felt surrounded by folks who don't have the guts to admit their problems. Here is the list....

1. Mother-in-law has been hooked on meth for the better part of 15 years....just 3 weeks ago she decided to get help. We shall see.

2. Step-mother-in-law is doing her best "Requiem for a Dream" impression. She nails it daily w/ the booze and pills.

3. Father-in-law is married to step-mother-in-law and leaves her at the house to die, while he drinks himself to his grave and cheats w/ another woman.

4. My poor cousin. My best friend in the family when we were kids. Has twins that are 12 years old, which he rarely sees. He exsists on the man-made poison....Northern California's Own....meth. Body, but no soul.

My wife and I did meth together for about 4 years. It ruins everything. You can't look the people you love in the eye. It even sucked the joy out of live music.

We both quit in 1994. After a painful 6 month seperation we got back together in 1995. We started travelling in 1996, got married in 1998, moved to our home in 2000, had 1st child in 2002 and 2nd in 2005.

It's easy to look at these addicts w/ disgust, but to know just how hard it is to face your problem and overcome your addiction, that is where I draw compassion for folks who are lost.

But for the grace of god...there go I. Peace.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 28, 2007 2:02pm
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nice post my friend

i hope your family gets better, just as i hope to get better.

i have been looking at myself with disgust in the mirror every morning for years now. i know what disgust is - and i dont want my beautiful daughters to see it anymore. not sure if this will be my last post for a bit... but if it is - thank you andy, and thank you all - i know most of you are pulling for me

peace and love

dire

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 28, 2007 1:20pm
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thank you WT - i am waiting to hear if they have a room for me tonight

i am hoping they do.....

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Poster: Tito&Smokey Date: Nov 28, 2007 1:25pm
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well..it looks like our war is officially over.I feel kinda good that it is I who finally drove you over the edge.Do you smack your kids around when your sauced?of course you do.Anyway,it is probably in your best interest to steer clear of me when you come back.Think of all the verbal ammo i have now.You stinking,disgusting,pathetic,loser,spineless,drunk.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 28, 2007 1:52pm
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"You stinking,disgusting,pathetic,loser,spineless,drunk."

at this point, i agree - so glad you feel so happy about this.

and i have never hit my kids - ever - i love them unconditionally - something of which you know nothing of.

if our war is over - so be it - to be honest, i really dont care right now.

when i am better though - hopefully in a week or so - trust me my friend - i would total your ass - i know you are just being a jerk on purpose to get a response from me and or others.

but have no doubt my little friend - and i know you know this - i would own you and now i have even more fuel for my fire - just because.

just think.... you are about to have a lawsuit plus i may get the chance to see you scream like a four year old while you ask me to stop. kinda cool, huh?

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Nov 28, 2007 1:45pm
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tito, you are a total piece of shit. do you know that? i feel bad for your parents, that you probably embarrased their whole lives. kick people when their down, who is the pussy? it's YOU!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 28, 2007 1:58pm
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thanks my irish brother

gotta admit though - tito is funny as shit - right up his alley to kick me when i am like this - there will be a day....

thanks to you all for your support and kind words - i'm heading in tomorrow morning (i think)

my life begins again soon - thank you

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:32pm
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Hang in there my friend and good luck! Keep us posted!

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Poster: Dancinbears Date: Nov 28, 2007 3:05pm
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don,
I am so happy to hear this news....you need to get better.
I wish you nothing but strength and good vibes!
I'll be thinking about you.
you can do it!
my love, ~gina



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Poster: lastcall Date: Nov 28, 2007 3:40pm
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Hope it all works out for you.

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Poster: gdave Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:30pm
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Dire,

Best of luck with everything. It won't be easy, but you have already done maybe the hardest part. I wish that my brother-in-law would take the step that you are about to. I hope that you get all the help and support you are looking for.

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Nov 28, 2007 7:23pm
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Dire, if you are still around, I wish and send nothing but good vibes and strenght from the land of northern
lights to your front door.
Truly hope it goes well for you and your Children.

Stay stong for the kids, your family and yourself

Peace out

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 28, 2007 4:27pm
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Hey Bud- I haven't been around much but I see you're taking the high road and the tough step. Good for you and the kids. You'll be happy, they'll be happy. We are pulling for you man. Hang tough. How bout them Pats!! Keep us posted.Peace out brother.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 28, 2007 4:41pm
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Hey Jody--so cool to see you around. If only under better circumstances. Nonetheless.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 28, 2007 5:17pm
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Thanks WT- bad shit happens to good people, but I give him credit for making the big step. Hope you and all the other forumites had a nice holiday. Daughter was back from Boulder for the first time since August. College kids (so jealous!). Peace brother.Lets keep pulling for our 600 pounds of sin.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 28, 2007 4:33pm
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direwolf0701: Well, comrade, you are already on your way back from the bottom.... writing that post proves it. May your favorite Kimock jams bring you Peace as your Mind tries to fuck with you. That music is from the heart ...go there as your thoughts pull out the heavy artillery. The compass always points to the heart.

I look forward to your re-Turn; with faith and prayers from the center of my heart,
--- AshesRising

In the timbers of Fennario the wolves are running round
The winter was so hard and cold, froze ten feet 'neath the ground
Don't murder me, I beg of you don't murder me
Please don't murder me..........

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Nov 28, 2007 11:44am
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Prayers and and best wishes to you and your family.

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Poster: Lum Edwards Date: Nov 28, 2007 11:51am
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Hiya Sir Dire,
You can do it. It is scary to face the unknown but you will be in my prayers. Things will be alot brighter on the other side. And As a plus you will have a whole new relationship with your daughter. I have much respect for someone who faces thier problems head on. All my Best wishes for you and yours. LUM

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:14pm
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i hear tito is in the gonorrhea support group every thurday night. god, i feel bad for all his sex dolls.

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Poster: Tito&Smokey Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:21pm
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you really got me bud!!! im busted.
your out of your league chump

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:25pm
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Dire

I'm sorry to hear things have reached this point. I had a feeling it was a little more than you were letting on. If you got my message in the China Doll thread, you'll know that we're with you in spirit.

See you again
Odds are ten to ten
When others are forgotten
Be seeing you again

See you again
when Winter turns to Spring
If I cannot say just when
It's sure as anything

See you again
In all your mighty glow
Young and strong and live again
and ready for a show

Hunter
:¬)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:58pm
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i'm gonna be a total Sally and admit what you wrote brought tears to my eyes. i'm scared man - thank you for that

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 28, 2007 3:49pm
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As usual, I'm somewhat a "Johnny come lately". Strong healing vibes your way Don. Hang in there, you come through this fine. You will be in my prayers. Looking forward to sharing a cup of coffee in Chatzy.

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Poster: Tito&Smokey Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:01pm
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Now wait a second direwolf....are you going into rehab for your crack cocaine addiction or your addiction to that pre-pubescent oriental boy porn that so deeply makes your loins burn with fire.Pray for you,fuck off.I have morals,and i dont root for Rats.All those dealers that you put in prison for snitching on,all those lives you ruined,its finally comming back on you now.When you said,"i probably sound like a pussy right now"......right now?you always sound like a pussy.Way to take care of your kids bud.Very responsible.Your a mans man.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:12pm
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Tito, yer mom would be so disappointed? Don is a human being....and this is real. This ain't shit talkin' about some bullshit! This is man's life on the line. Get a fucking grip dude!

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Poster: Tito&Smokey Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:17pm
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dude,the guy is lower than a human being.You saw it yourself....he wrote that he called the cops on me!THE POLICE!hes a fucking dirty rat.I could give a fuck what happens to that guy.A rat is the lowest of low.Piece of shit.You morons are always talking about GD hippy values,well whats the #1 hippy Value?DONT SNITCH!!!i hope they throw him in rehab with rapist and child molesters.Thats where the guy belongs.HE IS A RAT!!!!!!

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 28, 2007 5:32pm
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This post was relocated to another thread.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:20pm
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The number 1 hippy value is love your brother.

#2 Live and let live
#3 Brain-dead zombies don't deserve the time of day.

Later Tito. Jackass.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:26pm
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Pussy? As if.

It takes a lot of courage and strength to look yourself in the eye and say, "There are some serious problems I have with myself and I need to fix them." Whatever the nature of your jones happens to be, you've taken the first, all-important step toward kicking its ass. Speaking from personal experience, finally eliminating the demon drink from my life six years ago may very well be the absolute best thing I ever did for myself. Ranking its importance isn't relevant, though. What is important is that I am one hundred per cent better off for it, and when you come out on the other side, you will look at it the same way as I.

Stay strong, buddy, keep your eyes on that prize, and always keep that little girl's face in your mind. What she said might have hurt, but if that's what it took for you to arrive at your moment of clarity, then it will have been worth it!


I just read deeper into the thread and saw that the problem is alcoholism. If I can beat it, anybody can.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:55pm
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thank you Bryan - thank you so very much. i need the support of people who have been through this. i know this is going to be brutal - but i now know i cant survive without kicking this demon - it has killed me til now - now it is my turn

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Poster: BryanE Date: Nov 28, 2007 1:05pm
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You are welcome beyond however welcome welcome can be.

That's the thing, though: it DOES kill you. They never show you any of that on those hilarious Budweiser commercials that they spend a bazillion dollars a second to air during the Super Bowl. It squelches out every good and positive thing there is about you, and fortunately for you, you're realizing that while you have time to kill IT and regain those parts of yourself that you've lost. Take it from me, though---those parts of yourself are still in there, and you will get them back. I'm saying a prayer for you just as soon as I log off, which will be right about now. We'll talk later.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 28, 2007 11:36am
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Will do. Take care; best.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Nov 28, 2007 11:41am
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i thought it was the fake dire, sorry. it's never too late to make changes, brother. good luck, man.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 28, 2007 11:51am
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that was my initial reaction as well - the point being that one can't take anything on face value (am I even bluedevil?). That said, best wishes for you and yours.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 28, 2007 11:38am
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Dear Don - We will pray that you have the strength to overcome those things that have dragged you down for too long.

A shot a redemption! Take it and run!

We love you man. Honestly.

As always(goes without saying), you have my email and telephone.....anytime.

Best of luck.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:03pm
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thank you andy - that was very nice

i will keep all of you updtated after i get out. this sucks.

i need to save myself and my girls - even my ex is being so supportive. i just have to do this - my doc said i will be dead soon if i dont

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Poster: Tito&Smokey Date: Nov 28, 2007 11:46am
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Wow....i dont even know where to begin.Your gonna have to give me a minute on this one.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:06pm
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blast away man

i am a pussy who couldnt handle his own life. im a drunk who needs help. i'll even take a prayer or good thought from you - lol.
my kids and my life depend on this

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Poster: Dancinbears Date: Nov 28, 2007 5:45pm
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don don't listen to this asshole.

you are a kind, caring, wonderfully funny, and very sincere man who has the heart of a teddy bear. oh yeah.... and a GRATE friend too. :)

you just need a helping hand right now- and that's ok. You just be strong and do what you gotta do. And when it gets real hard, you just think of those little girls....

i'm thinking of you buddy. and sending you out a huge hug! you can do this!





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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 28, 2007 4:25pm
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dire ... email sent.

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:30pm
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Just remember that drugs are for pussies, reality takes balls.
I hit rock bottom myself a long time ago. After about week or two of sobriety you begin to get some clarity. When you can see clearly you should make yourself a list of what you can have when you don't drink. And make yourself a list of what you can have when you do drink.
The things you can have in your life when you don't drink are very gratifying. It's a long, long list. It's worth it in every way, shape, and form.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 28, 2007 1:14pm
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thanks joe

those are some very wise words - and so true - i can already think of a lot of things

peace

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Nov 28, 2007 9:01pm
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There is also a book called "The Small Book" by Jack Trimpey. It's really good. It's an alternative to AA. It helps out a lot with identifying the addictive voice in your head. It helps you recognize it and deal with it before you start doing the things that you don't want to do. Peace and take care. It gets better.

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Poster: Tito&Smokey Date: Nov 28, 2007 1:03pm
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your scared?is there a monster at your house?stop being a fucking pussy.You want to stop drinking and doing drugs?heres some advice-Dont drink and do drugs!your a goddamn weak sissy

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 28, 2007 11:39am
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Good for you Dire. It may be a tough battle but it is well worth it. I stopped drinking a few years ago and am as happier than I've ever been.

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: prayers needed!!

thank you man - glad to hear you are doing well with it. and yes, i know it is going to be tough. but my life hinges on this - i have to go away and do it.

thank you my friend

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: prayers needed!!

My favorite beverage is now Seltzer and Cranberry/Raspberry juice - I get crazy when we run out.

Oh Yeah - I am also now a cerified Ice Cream Junkie (the hangovers are much less severe).

Be strong and do the right thing - you'll be thanking yourself the rest of your life.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 28, 2007 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: prayers needed!!

yes, i think i will be thanking myself

thank you so much for your kind words and support

nice to hear from a survivor

:)

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Nov 28, 2007 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: prayers needed!!

One day at a time Brother.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
We are all here for you Brother.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 28, 2007 2:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: prayers needed!!

thank you steve

as far as i know i am being admitted tomorrow.

i am so happy and nervous at the same time - kinda weird

wish me luck :)

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Poster: rastamon Date: Dec 3, 2007 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: prayers needed!!

I'm several days late to read this post, good luck and my prayers to you, dire. At one time I drank ALOT of brew, never was into coke or speed. My only "drug" habit now is pot- before my training runs. And of late, I've had a vaporizer, which has the least neg impact on my +60yr old lungs. Heh, what I'm sayin is THC can replace ALL the other drugs, and has the least negative impact- imo

And tito (if possible) please be kind.

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 3, 2007 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: prayers needed!!

HI Rasta - Nice to see you here. It looks like the fanny-pack has shrunk......traveling light?:)

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Poster: rastamon Date: Dec 3, 2007 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: prayers needed!!

take it ez, take it lite they say...yeah, i ran to the wild side soon after thanksgiving. Needed mucho supplies for the BtoBreakers (one way)
But not this run. Out & back. Wallet, lighter, on-the-road Proto-pipe...who needs more?
Vaporizers save a lot of lung but are expensive. I already had a calibrated heat gun, so I got the valve attachments & bag. Now if the had a mini one for the road....

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 3, 2007 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: prayers needed!!

I was just down in Alameda last weekend.....back home early today.

We gotta get together sometime...eh?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 3, 2007 11:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: prayers needed!!

so, is a vaporizer worth the investment? I don't think I smoke enough these days to warrant it (the occasional weekend and very rarely during the week) but am curious as to your thoughts as I know many mountain bikers, runners, etc who say it's the only way to go.

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Nov 28, 2007 2:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: prayers needed!!

Don, sending you an e- mail.
give it a few minutes.

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Poster: wineland Date: Nov 28, 2007 3:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: prayers needed!!

Be strong brother. I (we) support you 100%. You have made the right choice.

I just sent you an email. Will talk with you soon.